Able-bodied woman wants surgery to make her paraplegic
Chloe Jennings-White adjusting her leg braces at her home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Chloe-Jennings White wears leg braces and uses a wheelchair, even though her legs work fine, and she does not need them. (Fox News.com / Laurentiu Garofeanu / Barcroft USA)
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Many people dread not being able to use their legs – but for one woman, it's
her dream come true.
According to Fox News.com, Chloe Jennings-White suffers from a rare psychological condition known as
Body Integrity Identity Disorder. An able-bodied 58-year-old woman,
Jennings-White fantasizes about being a paraplegic and wants to undergo spinal
surgery to make her legs stop working, The Sun reported.
An overseas doctor agreed to perform the surgery, in which he would cut her
sciatic and femoral nerves. But the operation would cost her nearly
"I'll never be able to afford it, but I know I won't regret it if I ever
can, and I don't know why it upsets people," Jennings-White told The Sun.
Jennings-White, who currently uses a wheelchair to get around, said she
first wanted to be disabled when she was only 4 years old. She had
visited her aunt, who had been in an accident and was wearing leg braces.
"I wanted them too," Jennings-White told The Sun. "I wondered why I wasn't
born needing them, and felt something was wrong with me because I didn't have
Yearning for paralyzed legs, Jennings-White once purposefully pedaled her
bike off a 4-foot stage, landing on her neck, The Sun said. After the
incident, she realized she didn't want to die, she only wanted to damage her
She continued to engage in risky behavior, such as high-risk skiing, playing
contact sports and climbing trees.
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